To get 2015 off to a lively start, Lausanne's Beau-Rivage Palace is offering guests the rare chance to be whisked over Switzerland's snow-capped Alps and picturesque Lake Geneva in a hot air balloon. The "Icarus Dream" package is available from January 24 through February 1, 2015.
There's perhaps no other major city that personifies the Christmas holiday spirit more than the Big Apple itself, New York City. Glamorized in countless Christmas movies, New York oozes a festive spirit from every nook and cranny of the city.
For an iconic NYC holiday experience, enjoy a stay at the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York, decked out for the season with large trees and wreaths, hundreds of hand-blown, Fabergé glass ornaments and thousands of sparkling lights.
A visit to Carmel-by-the-Sea is special any time of the year, but in the weeks leading up to and after the holidays, the weather is ideally mild and the downtown streets and restaurants, as well as its famed white-sand beach, are typically free from crowds.
On the 31st of December, The Bangkok Ball Drop at lebua will once again put Thailand's capital on the world map of New Year's Eve celebrations as the 7-foot Bangkok Ball drops 49 feet from above Sirocco, the world's highest alfresco restaurant.